Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 20th Jun 2013 18:29 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless So, The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Microsoft was very close to take over Nokia, but that the talks eventually broke down, probably beyond repair - at least for now. The reasons the talks broke down illustrate something that I have repeatedly tried to make clear for a long time now: Nokia isn't doing well.
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RE[7]: patents
by bentoo on Fri 21st Jun 2013 23:06 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: patents"
bentoo
Member since:
2012-09-21

There are no licensing fees to Android. [/quote]

Simply incorrect. Samsung has to pay Google licensing for Google applications/services (in addition to Microsoft licensing).

[q]Oh, and before Android is "holding Samsung back", Tizen at least will have to catch up with it. Which it won't -- ever. Hell, Tizen hasn't even caught up with MeeGo Harmattan.


Why? Most of the users don't know or even care what the underlying OS on their phone is. If it runs and has the features and apps they want nobody will care that Tizen hasn't caught up to Android. After all, the majority of people think that TouchWiz IS Android and that the back button is supposed to be on the left not the right.

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RE[8]: patents
by No it isnt on Sat 22nd Jun 2013 11:32 in reply to "RE[7]: patents"
No it isnt Member since:
2005-11-14

OK, before making such ludicrous claims as "the majority of people think that TouchWiz IS Android", you should try to come up with some evidence supporting that. In the meantime, you really have no credibility whatsoever. Then again, this isn't about making credible arguments, is it? You're just shovelling shit, hoping that some of it sticks.

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RE[9]: patents
by bentoo on Sat 22nd Jun 2013 17:47 in reply to "RE[8]: patents"
bentoo Member since:
2012-09-21

OK, before making such ludicrous claims as "the majority of people think that TouchWiz IS Android", you should try to come up with some evidence supporting that. [Personal attacks removed].


"Samsung was the biggest contributor to Android's success, amassing 42.0% of all Android smartphone shipments during the year. Following Samsung was a long list of vendors with single digit market share, and an even longer list of vendors with market share less than one percent."

http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prUS23946013

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